ITHACA, N.Y. — The eighth-ranked Dartmouth women's squash team almost upset seventh-ranked Cornell on Saturday, but fell just short in a 5-4 loss. The Big Green fell to 3-5 overall and 0-4 in the Ivy League. The Big Red improved to 10-3 overall and 3-1 in the Ivy League.
 
The contest came down to the No. 1 singles match but junior Corey Schafer (Natick, Mass.) fell in five games to Danielle Letourneau. Schafer took a 2-1 lead, but Letourneau won the fourth game, 17-15, and the fifth, 11-8, to take the match and secure a 5-4 team win for Cornell.

Sophomore Melina Turk (Winnepeg, Manitoba) gave Dartmouth a win at No. 4 singles with an 11-7, 11-4, 9-11, 11-3 victory over Maggie Remsen. At the No. 5 spot, freshman Oona Morris (New York, N.Y.) topped Rachel Au, 12-10, 6-11, 7-11, 12-10, 11-8. In the sixth spot, sophomore Kensy Balch (Edmonton, Alberta) topped Clare Berner, 11-9, 11-7, 11-9. The fourth victory for Dartmouth came at the eighth spot with senior Julia Watson (Rocky Mount, N.C.) beating Jacqueline Wagner, 9-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-5.

The Big Green play at Columbia on Sunday at 12 p.m.


#7 CORNELL 5, #8 DARTMOUTH 4
1. Danielle Letourneau (C) def. Corey Schafer, 11-5, 10-12, 11-3, 15-17, 11-8.
2. Jaime Laird (C) def. Becky Lau, 11-7, 11-6, 11-7.
3. Jesse Pacheco (C) def. Sarah Loucks, 11-8, 11-8, 11-5.
4. Melina Turk (D) def. Maggie Remsen, 11-7, 11-4, 9-11, 11-3.
5. Oona Morris (D) def. Rachel Au, 12-10, 6-11, 7-11, 12-10, 11-8.
6. Kensy Balch (D) def. Clare Berner, 11-9, 11-7, 11-9.
7. Lauren Sachvie (C) def. Katherine Nimmo, 11-9, 11-4, 11-7.
8. Julia Watson (D) def. Jacqueline Wagner, 9-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-5.
9. Laura Caty (C) def. Helena Darling, 11-9, 7-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-9.